Overline: Final conference
Headline: Market Uptake of Solar Thermal Electricity through Cooperation

The Final Conference of the “Market Uptake of Solar Thermal Electricity through Cooperation” MUSTEC project, financed under Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by CIEMAT, takes place on March 22, 2021.

MUSTEC aims to explore and propose concrete solutions to overcome the various factors that hinder the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in Southern Europe capable of supplying renewable electricity on demand to Central and Northern European countries. To do so, the project has analysed the drivers and barriers to CSP deployment and renewable energy (RE) cooperation in Europe, has identified future CSP cooperation opportunities and has gathered a set of concrete measures to unlock the existing potential.

Key topics to be discussed at the conference, in line with the agenda, include the Roadmap and Action Plan to support the realisation of CSP cooperation projects in Southern Europe, the lessons learnt for CSP cooperation mechanisms, a CSP market analysis and social acceptance study, as well as the framework conditions and policy pathways for CSP cooperation projects.

The conference will conclude with a panel discussion on “The future of CSP cooperation projects in Europe”, which envisages to bring together representatives from EU, the respective ministries from selected offtaker and host countries, as well as the CSP industry.

For more information, please visit the MUSTEC website.


09:00 – 09:30 Connecting to the platform

09:30  -  09:35 Welcome message from the Project Officer, Dimitris Sofianopoulos

09:35 – 09:45 Introduction to MUSTEC, Yolanda Lechon, CIEMAT

09:45 – 10:15 Roadmap and action plan, Pablo del Rio (CSIC), Inga Boie (Fraunhofer ISI) Q&A Session

10:15 – 10:30 Lessons learnt for CSP cooperation mechanisms and alternative CSP projects, Pablo del Rio (CSIC)

10:30 – 10:45 CSP market analysis and social acceptance, Alexandra Papadopoulou (UPRC), Christian Oltra (CIEMAT - CISOT)

10:45 – 11:00 Framework conditions and policy pathways for CSP, Johan Lilliestam (IASS) and Gustav Resch (TU WIEN)

11:00 – 11:15 Q&A session

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:15 Panel Discussion: The future of CSP cooperation projects in Europe

12:15 – 12:25 Q&A session

12:25 – 12:30 Conclusions and closure